[Updated Mar. 20]
At 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, ten state legislators will vote on a crucial piece of pension legislation. The Personnel and Pensions Committee of the Illinois House will decide whether to advance HB3303, the pension bill that does the most to reduce Illinois’ unfunded pension liability. This is also the the only one pension reform proposal that addresses the root cause of Illinois’ pension crisis head-on by shifting government employees into a defined contribution, 401(k)-style system.
HB3303 is the best, long-term plan for Illinois’ pension crisis and is the only plan that proposes solutions that are fair to both the state employees in the various pension systems and the taxpayers that fund them.
There are ten Representatives on the committee hearing this bill today. Send them an email telling them to vote YES on HB 3303.
- Darlene Senger (R-Naperville)
- Scott Drury (D-Highwood)
- Elaine Nekritz (D-Buffalo Grove)
- Daniel Burke (D-Chicago)
- Esther Golar (D-Chicago)
- David McSweeney (R-Cary)
- Thomas Morrison (R-Palatine)
- Raymond Poe (R-Springfield)
- Carol Sente (D-Lincolnshire)
- Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside)
Also, filing a witness slip for the committee hearing in support of this bill is another easy and effective way of making your voice count to this committee’s members. Filing a slip online is very easy and takes less than a minute. Instructions on how to do that are here. Slips must be filed by 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.